The Michigan Daily- Thursday, February 11, 1993 - Page 3
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by Christine Young
Daily City Reporter
The realignment and expansion of Oak Way
also forces relocation of some wetlands to
Furstenburg Park, near a University landfill
isteel Blvd. Q
Students seeking cars or company for the trip home often consult the ride
board in the basement of the Michigan Union.
Ride board users find
by Saloni Janveja
Daily Feature Reporter
The Michigan Union's funky map
of the United States carved up into
colored, numbered sections is not an
educational tool for geography class.
This map - better known as the
University's ride board - assists stu-
dents who would like to travel but are
either low on cash or desire company.
Stdnspointed to economics as a
reason for signing up for the ride board.
"I've never tried it before, but it
seemed like it would be cheaper than
taking the bus or flying," said Jim
Chapman, LSA senior.
Engineering junior Matt Craig also
left his name and number at the board
for similar reasons.
"I'm probably going to Texas, which
is about 2,000 miles away, so it would
be nice to split the gas money.... Plus, I
wanted to have another driver," he said.
Some students said finding a match
is sometimes just a matter of luck. In
previous attempts , LSA junior Shawn
O' Shaughnessy has had trouble finding
someone heading in his direction.
"This is the first time I'm actually
using the board," O' Shaughnessy said.
"I've tried to use it before and it just
didn't work out. I figured this would be
the best way to make the trip more
economical, and it's also a good way to.
Unlike O'Shaughnessy, a few stu-
dents have found the ride board helpful.
Often students find a steady partner to
accompany them on future rides to the
Laura McGlinnen, an LSA senior
who has used the ride board , had only
good things to say.
"One time I drove out to Boston
with aPh.D. guy-he had just finished
his thesis on sibling rivalry and was
really interesting to talk to," she said.
Although sharing a ride can be con-
venient and economical, a question of
safety often plagues females.
Many women are becoming more
cautious about agreeing to a long car
ride with a tmanthey don' tknow.Twelve
sexual assaults have been reported to
tion and Awareness Center this year.
"When I told my mom about the
whole concept with the ride board, she
was terrified anddidn'twantme to go,"
saidLSA juniorNicoleRamberger, who
was abit skeptical about the idea at first.
"Although I myself have put my name
on the board many times and nothing
has worked out, I've talked to other
people and they've had no problems."
Ramberger said she believes those
who sign up do not have bad intentions.
"It seems that usually the people that
are going just want to make it more
economical and have apurpose in sign-
ing up," she said.
Some students indicated that ameet-
ing would help overcome anxiety.
"Initially, yes, I would be nervous
- I would probably want to find out a
little bit more about that person before
getting into a car with them," said first-
year Law student Natalie Spears.
Lisa Brennan, Art School junior,
said she would not rejectapossible rider
or driver because he was male.
"My first instinct would be not to
trust him, but I would definitely talk to
himandmeethim," she said. "Iwouldn't
make my decision based on a phone
The city will be investigating the stability of a 30-year-
old University landfill as a result of a resolution passed by
the City Council last Monday to develop new wetlands.
Concern with the location and content of the landfill,
now covered by a Veterans' Administration Hospital park-
ing lot, was sparked when the City Council approved a
resolution to realign Fuller Road so the hospital could
expand its facility.
In order to widen Fuller Road, the city has planned to
"fill in" the wetlands currently located south of Glazier
Way near North Campus.
The city must create a larger area of wetlands in another
location according to a law enforced by the Department of
Natural Resources (DNR). Therefore, the city has pro-
posed to create a new wetland area in Furstenberg Park.
Bill Wheeler, Ann Arbor director of Public Services,
said, "Since we can not avoid destruction, the DNR says
that what we can do is make up for it."
The city is examining University Landfill No. Three to
insure that the material in the landfill will not contaminate
the new wetland site.
The University will be responsible for any pollutants or
organic substances found in the wetlands because the
landfill is located approximately 1000 feet from the pro-
posed wetland site.
Wheeler said if contamination is found in the wetlands,
the University will have to pay for the proper removal of the
The landfill contains paper and othermaterials accumu-
lated during the 1950s from University buildings said
Eugene Glysson, a professor in Civil Engineering.
Ken Schatzle, director of the University Occupational
Safety and Environmental Protection, said he is unsure of
the number of existing University landfills since most lie
beneath buildings. He said part of the University Hospitals
is built over University Landfill No. One.
Schatzle said that there have been no incidents of
environmental contamination from University Landfill
H uron R iver
Should the closed
landfill cause a
would be liable. Park
No. Three in the past.
However, Wheeler said "unnatural elements" have
been found in a stream that runs near the landfill. He
attributed these elements to sources originating in the
The University is waiting to receive an environmental
assessment of the landfill from DNR. This assessment
will indicate whether the landfill's contents have the
potential to contaminate the surrounding environment,
"The wetland will have to be monitored so that it will
not suffer any ill effects due to the landfill," Wheeler said.
Even though many people are concerned with the
landfill's effects on the wetlands, others believe the land-
fill will not cause any problems.
"There would be no more or less contamination from
this landfill than from other sources," Glysson said. '
Peter Pollack, a member of Pollack Design Associa-,
tion, which helped formulate the proposed wetland site,
agreed. "There isnoevidence to suggest that leakage from
the old U-M landfill is a problem," Pollack said.
Before beginning construction on the new wetlands,
the city must wait for approval from another governmen-
tal body. The Veterans' Administration must provide the
city with an environmental assessment that will deter-
mine the impact the wetlands will have on the surround-
Wheeler said that the city should know in June if the
wetland site is approved.
cin ef otalks
by Ayanna Young
Wilma Mankiller - the Principal
Chief of the Cherokee Nation - called
for unity, sisterhood and growth for all
women throughout the world when she
addressed more than 300 women and a
handful of men at the Michigan League
Mankiller spoke about her tradi-
tionally matriarchal society and her
struggle to regain a valued position for
women after suffering 60 years under a
She said that because the Cherokees
ingested America's values of sexism,
the strong role of women in the tribe
In describing the significance of her
name, Mankiller told the audience that
her ancestors had adopted it for its con-
notations of military prowess.
'We usually have movie stars and
they don't address the issues of today. I
don'tusually hear much about the prob-
lems of Native Americans, and
(Mankiller) was very interesting," said
Vicki Panko, a chair of the Town Hall
Board of the Margaret Waterman Alum-
nae Group, which sponsored the lec-
During her 10 years of public ser-
vice - deputy chief since 1983 and'
chief of the Cherokee Native Ameri-
cans since 1985 -Mankillerhas strived
to develop her community.
With more than 140,000 members,
the Cherokee nation is the second-larg-
est Native American group.
Suspect in magazine
The Department of Public Safety
(DPS) arrested Detroit woman Lisa
Foster on charges of fraudulent activi-
ties involving the sale of false magazine
subscriptions to University students
DPS said at least five students in
Bursley Hall reported that they had
been sold false subscriptions by Foster
since Jan. 31, 1992.
Aftercashing the subscription checks
totaling over$100, theminimum amount
to be convicted of a felony, Foster dis-
appeared for more than a year.
Police said they believed that Foster
was responsible for similar magazine
scams reported to DPS from Western
Michigan University and Pennsylvania
State University during that time.
After prosecution this summer, DPS
was granted a felony warrant for her
arrest from the Washtenaw County
Foster was unable to post the $1000
bond, and is currently being held in the
Preliminary examinations are set
for Feb. 17.
Suspect in post
The Ann Arbor Police Department
(AAPD) received a report of an ongo-
ing breaking and entering ata restaurant
on East Liberty at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The suspect, described as a 27-year-
old Ann Arbor resident, was arrested
while attempting to break into China
House, a restaurant on East Liberty
between Fourth and Fifth Streets.
Police investigation of the incident
revealed a similar break-in at the post
office across the street - entry was
gained through a smashed window.
Blood found on the glass and the paper-
work scattered inside the office linked
the crime to the same suspect.
AAPD reports indicated that noth-
ing was taken from either establishment
during the break-ins.
The suspect will be charged with
four counts of breaking and entering,
and if convicted, faces up to 10 years in
Woman assaulted in
DPS officers responded to a report
ofassaultin aUniversity Hospitals park-
ing structure at approximately 10:15
Police reports indicated that awoman
visiting Mott's Children's Hospital was
assaulted by a male acquaintance after
an argument in the parking structure
where her car was parked.
The woman, who suffered injuries
from fist punches to the head, declined
emergency care, but requested that a
report on the incident be filed.
DPS reports stated that she plans to
-by Shelley Morrison
Daily Crime Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly must cut back on its funding to student groups because University students voted to
cap the annual MSA funding fee at $6.27 last year and because the University Board of Regents has not increased its
funding to MSA. In addition, Tau Beta Pi is a national engineering honor society. This information was reported
incorrectly in yesterday's Daily. In the article "Christian groups lack diversity," which was published Feb.5, Camilyah
Johnson did not agree with the statement that Christian groups should not strive for diversity, but let potential members
choose their own affiliations.
Q AIDS Coalition to Unleash
Power, meeting,East Engineer-
ing Building, Baker-Mandela
Center, 7:30 p.m.
East Quad, Room 122, 7 p.m.
Q Ann Arbor Coalition Against
Rape, Take Back the Night plan-
ning meeting, Michigan League,
check room at front desk, 7 p.m.
Q Circle K, meeting, Michigan
Union, Room 1209,7:30 p.m.
Q Haiti Solidarity Group, open
meeting, First United Method-
ist Church, corner of State St.
and Huron St., Pine Room, 7:30
Q Hillel,orthodox Shachrit services,
Chabad House, 7:30 a.m.,
American Movement for Israel,
Hillel, upstairs, 7 p.m.
Q In Focus, student film produc-
tion group, Frieze Building,
Room 2024, 6 p.m.; Terri
Frieze Building, Room 1008,6
Q Institute of Electrical and Elec-
tronics Engineers, technical
luncheon, EECS Building,
Room 1311, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Q Intervarsity Christian Fellow-
ship, meeting, Stockwell, Blue
Carpet Room, 7 p.m.
Q Islamic Circle, meeting,
Stockwell, Rosa Parks Room, 6
Q Korean Student Association,
meeting, Michigan Union,
Welker Room, 7 p.m.
Q~ Michiaan nnal of Pnlitiral
wan, East Quad, check room at
front desk, 7:30 p.m.
Q U-M Investment Club, meeting,
MLB, Room 2002,7 p.m.
Q U-M Pre-Dental Association,
Informational Meeting of the
Topic of AIDS, School of Den-
tistry, Kellogg Building, Room
1033, 5:30-7 p.m.
Q U-M Pre-Med Club, speaker and
meeting, Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Room, 6:30 p.m.
Q U-M Sailing Club, meeting, West
Engineering Building, Room
311, 7:45 p.m.
Q U-M Shotokan Karate, practice,
CCRB, Martial Arts Room,
Q Women's Issues Commission,
meeting, Michigan Union,
Room 3909, 8 p.m.
Q Women's Political Caucus, Still
Killing Us Softly, showing and
discussion of film, Michigan
Union, Anderson Room, 7 p.m.
Q Andrew Higgins, poetry read-
ing, Rackham Amphitheatre, 5
Q ArtTalk, The Tradition of the
Chinese Scholar, Art Museum,
AV Room, 12:10-1 p.m.
Q The Apparitional Lesbian,
Heberle Lecture, Rackham
Amphitheatre, 3:30 p.m.
Q Attica, documentary video, spon-
sored by Maoist Internationalist
Movement, East Quad, Room
1-3 'hirann Histarv Week-FWilms
Building, Room 3200, Career
Planning & Placement Program
Room, 4:10-5 p.m.
Q Professional Development for
International Women, Inter-
national Center, Room 9, 1-3
Q The Role of Elites in the Con-
struction ofNational Identity,
Colloquium, Angell Hall, Room
Q Russian Tea & Conversation
Practice, MLB, 3rd Floor Con-
ference Room, 4-5 p.m.
U StudentJazz Combos,Rackham,
Auditorium, 8 p.m.
U Surface Chemistry Studies for
Automotive Emissions Con-
trol, physical seminar, Chemis-
try Building, Room 1640,4 p.m.
Q Welcome to CP&P, Student Ac-
tivities Building, Room 3200,
Career Planning & Placement
Library, 3:10 p.m.
Q ECB Student Writing Center,
Angell Hall, Computing Cen-
ter, 7-11 p.m.
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, 763-9255,8
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 764-8433,7 p.m.-
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International Spouses, Inter-
national Center, Room 9, 1-3
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